OLD TESTAMENT FACTS POEM

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written by BeLinda Magee

(To demonstrate GOD’S creativity resulted in this Old Testament poem by reading its powerful words.)

Beginning with emphasis,
Is the first book, GENESIS.
All creation is discovered
About ALMIGHTY GOD and HIS MIGHTY WORK.

The Leader, Moses, with GOD’S People
Have an exit in EXODUS,
They didn’t know the solution
Would be aqueous.

The priestly tribe of Levi
Is contained in LEVITICUS.
When the people disobeyed GOD,
Now that was iniquitous.

Forty years in a journey
Can be studied in NUMBERS.
GOD’S rebellious people, though protected,
Did make many blunders.

Unfaithfulness and disobedience
Is found in DEUTERONOMY,
Moses spoke of GOD’S LAWS
But GOD’S people had a mind for autonomy.

JOSHUA follows the death of Moses,
He received GOD’S COMMANDS,
With new and unknown adventures
And everything that imposes.

Idol worship and rejection of the LORD
Resulted in JUDGES,
When GOD’S People were defeated,
They had many grudges.

Naomi and Boaz were loved by RUTH
She gleaned in the fields,
Also great-grandmother of King David,
And that’s the truth.

Samuel, Saul , and David
A prophet, and two kings
Are mentioned in a huge manual,
Which comprises I & II SAMUEL.

Good and evil things
Are the reports they bring,
When you read and study
The history of I & II KINGS.

As we continue, King David still reigns
There is nothing quite ironical,
Followed by Solomon and other kings
This is I & II CHRONICLES.

Then comes book of EZRA
He was GOD’S helper.
Praying and praising GOD
Surely, he was not a slacker.

Next book is NEHEMIAH
He knew GOD’S People would not tire,
As long as they had a “mind to work”
Their responsibility they would not shirk.

GOD’S People were hated
On the scene comes ESTHER,
Risked her life to become queen,
That was no conjecture.

Enduring great suffering
Was a rich man named JOB.
His friends thought he had sinned,
They foolishly began to probe.

The longest book in the BIBLE is PSALMS
With poems, prayers, praises and songs,
One can find relief in them
They produce a great calm.

Want to read a collection of sayings
And powerful statements that don’t disturb?
Including wisdom and poetry – superb
This next book is PROVERBS.

ECCLESIASTES & SONG OF SOLOMON
You will discover joy with them,
They speak of Wisdom and Poetry and Love,
No other like this that comes from above.

The book of prophet ISAIAH had a big task at hand
He spoke for the LORD to the people
About their future in the land,
As long as they had GOD in their plan.

JEREMIAH has prophecy as well
This book of war has a story to tell.
Although GOD was leading him,
He was put in a jail cell.

GOD’S People had greatly sinned
As a result, they were punished then,
Jeremiah’s sorrow brought his LAMENTATIONS,
With these people, he had great consternations.

Then comes a priest and a prophet, EZEKIEL,
Who warned of GOD’S PUNISHMENT and SWORD,
Sounds like some previous BIBLE BOOKS – a sequel?
If only the people would hear the WORD OF THE LORD!

Oh, the next great prophetic book, DANIEL
A good example with his friends,
Who taught us how to handle
Ourselves with integrity, prayer, and visions,
Not an inkling of a scandal.

HOSEA, JOEL, AMOS, & OBADIAH
These prophetic books tell what it requires
Not to sin and how to reap bountiful blessings
Oh, what great and inspiring lessons.

JONAH, MICAH, NAHUM, & HABAKKUK
Inform you how not to get stuck,
And not to get set in your stubborn ways,
These prophets will help you all of your days.

ZEPHANIAH and HAGGAI,
ZECHARIAH and MALACHI

These prophetic books remind us
That THE ALMIGHTY GOD will reward and punish,
That THE ALMIGHTY GOD is always nigh.

© 2011 by BeLinda Magee. All Rights Reserved.

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A Happy Home Recipe

4 cups of Love
2 cups of Loyalty
3 cups of Forgiveness
1 cup of Friendship
5 spoons of Hope
2 spoons of Gentleness
4 quarts of Faith
1 barrel of Laughter

Take Love and Loyalty,
Mix it thoroughly with Faith.
Blend it with Gentleness,
Kindness and Understanding.
Add Friendship and Hope.
Sprinkle abundantly with Laughter.
Bake it with sunshine.
Serve daily with generous helpings.

Author Unknown

People…Just For Thought

(The following article is a contribution from a Christian Newspaper in Jacksonville, Florida, entitled, “The Christian Reader”, November 2006.)

Many people will walk in and out of your life,
But only true friends will leave footprints in your heart

To handle yourself, use your head;
To handle others, use your heart.

Anger is only one letter short of danger.

If someone betrays once, it is his fault;
If he betrays you twice, it is your fault.

Great minds discuss ideas;
Average minds discuss events;
Small minds discuss people.

He who loses money, loses much;
He who loses a friend, loses much more;
He who loses faith, loses all.

Beautiful young people are accidents of nature,
But beautiful old people are works of art.

Learn from the mistakes of others
You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.

Friends, you and me…You brought another friend…and we started our group…our circle of friends…and like a circle…there is no beginning or end…

Yesterday is history.
Tomorrow is mystery.
Today is a gift.

Author Unknown

“I Shall”

(The following inspiration is contributed by Celeste Coleman.)

I shall be grateful for the breath of life this day. I shall try to be productive in every possible way. I shall ask for guidance lest my feet or sights should stray. I shall try and find the good in whatever comes my way.

I shall be kind to those that I meet for the kindness that I give, shall one day, come – back to me. I shall follow hard after persistence, tenacity and positiveness. And, I shall try and find comfort and fulfillment in knowing I’ve done my best.

These principles I shall practice until my journey’s end. by Celeste Coleman

A Lesson to be Learned

Torah inside of the former Glockengasse synago...

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written by BeLinda Magee

Help us, LORD
With YOUR WORD.

To understand YOUR COMMANDS,
And PARABLES and PRINCIPLES,
And LAWS and PROPHECY,
So that we may live spiritually.

To understand YOUR LOVE and GRACE,
So that we may run this CHRISTIAN RACE.
To do YOUR HOLY WILL,
Not to just seek a thrill.

YOUR HOLY WORD is true!
Without FAITH it’s impossible to please YOU.
Satan tries to con and deceive us,
As if there’s something new.

Studying and applying YOUR HOLY WORD,
Will make us thorough to go through
A lesson to be learned,
But not to get burned!

Copyright 2011 BeLinda Magee. All rights reserved.

(My poem was inspired by reading:
Psalm 12:1; Psalm 22:19; Psalm 38:22; Psalm 40:13)

Thank You GOD for Today

by BeLinda Magee

Thank you GOD for today,
YOU will help me to find YOUR WAY.

I’m already thinking about tomorrow,
Hoping it won’t bring pain nor sorrow.

I haven’t yet started today’s run,
Getting tomorrow’s anxiety before the setting of the sun.

Now I must get back into focus
No need to meddle and discuss
What tomorrow might bring
O Heavenly Father, for your GRACE to cling
Enough temptations and trials this day will bring
And pray to YOU and for me to do the right thing!

So I’ll praise GOD and simply say
Thank you GOD for today,
YOU will help me to find YOUR WAY.

Copyright 2011 BeLinda Magee. All rights reserved.

(My poem was inspired by reading Matthew 6:34 & James 4:14.)

Consequences

Noah's sacrifice

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by BeLinda Magee

And it came to pass that Noah appears,
Then followed the people’s jeers.

It took a long time coming,
There was a lot of humming,
Sounds of rain,
With it came the people’s pain.

Let me in! Let me in!
The Ark that Noah built with no other men.
Too late! Too late!
Noah and his family were the only eight.

The world will be destroyed no more by WATER,
Next time, by FIRE!

Copyright 2011 BeLinda Magee. All rights reserved.

(My poem was inspired from scriptures read from:
Genesis: Chapter 7, Chapter 8, Chapter 9:1-12;
2 Peter 3:7)